Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Marked increase of PCUSA churches leaving for the EPC?

From the Associated Press:
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - In Tennessee, a 2,000 member congregation has voted overwhelmingly to leave the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Leaders of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga say their congregation can't accept the PCUSA's liberal views on Jesus, the Trinity and the infallibility of Scripture.

Elder Diane Mizell said a key factor in choosing the Evangelical Presbyterian Church was that it allows women to serve as ministers, session members and deacons.

The head of the PCUSA Presbytery of East Tennessee says it's not clear whether the mainline denomination will try to claim ownership of Signal Mountain's church property.
Is Highland Park Presbtyerian Church in Dallas next?

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